Judd Trump became Masters champion for the first time tonight after he produced the most sensational display of his career to date.
Ding Junhui made it through to the semi-finals of this year’s Masters – but he was forced to do it the hard way after he sensationally forfeited a vital frame for fouling three times in a row.
Ronnie O’Sullivan further closed in on becoming the first ever player to make 1,000 century breaks in professional snooker after a dominant display at the Masters.
John Higgins’ struggling form on the table continued tonight after he suffered an agonising first round defeat in this year’s Masters.
The 2019 Masters has started with a huge shock after the unfancied Luca Brecel produced his best snooker in some time to beat defending champion Mark Allen.
Ali Carter will not compete in next month’s Masters.
Mark Allen started life as the new Masters champion in remarkable style when he made a maximum 147 break – just 24 hours after the best night of his snooker career.